The goalkeeper of PSG, Sergio Rico, was released from the hospital today, ten weeks after the accident where he fought for his life.
The 29-year-old was hit on the head by a horse’s hoof, where he fell into a coma.
According to the first information from the Spanish media, Rico broke his neck vertebrae and suffered a stroke, and luckily for him, an ambulance arrived very quickly and transferred him by helicopter to a hospital in Sevilla, where his life was saved. .
After that, there was a two-and-a-half-month recovery process in intensive care, and The Athletic wrote that Rico lost more than 20 pounds and close to 30 percent of his muscles while in a coma for 22 days.
“Good afternoon everyone. I feel pretty good. I wanted to say a few words to thank my family and my wife. I want to thank the football world for sending me messages of support.”
“To everyone who stopped for a minute to support me, I thank them. Also, of course, to the Virgen del Rocio Hospital, who are exceptional professionals. I feel very emotional. Thanks above all to my wife who spent almost 20 hours a day with me”, said Rico through tears.
Ultimately, a return to football is not a priority for Rico at this stage of his recovery, although doctors have been positive throughout the process as long as his rehabilitation continues to go as planned.